Stovetop Stewed Plums With Cinnamon Recipe

Stewed Plum
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  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
155 Calories
0g Fat
40g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 155
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 40mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 1g
Calcium 33mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A cinnamon stick and some fresh lemon juice flavor these easy simmered fresh plums. Serve the stewed plums alongside baked ham or roasted pork, or serve them as a breakfast fruit, or top the plums with whipped cream or ice cream for a fabulous dessert.


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Dash salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 pound fresh ripe plums (about 8 small or 6 medium)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the granulated sugar, water, salt, and lemon juice. Add the cinnamon stick to the mixture and bring to a boil while stirring constantly.

  3. Wash the plums and cut them in half; remove the pits. Place the plum halves in the boiling syrup.

  4. Continue cooking for 3 to 5 minutes, or until plums are tender.

  5. Remove from heat and let them cool. Refrigerate to chill thoroughly.

  6. Serve as a breakfast fruit or dessert with whipped topping.

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